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beige

1. Literally, a light gray-brown color. I'm sick of these beige walls—I think I want to repaint them a nice shade of blue.
2. Bland, dull, or boring. That outfit is just so beige. Can't we jazz it up a little, maybe add some sparkle?

beige

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mod. boring; insipid. (see also vanilla.) This day is way beige! Bag it!
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The theme continues for eyes with Les 4 Ombres, four shades, in Kaskia beige. Peter combined caramel beige with golden sparkles, a satiny vanilla, matte taupe brown and a metallic plum brown, which can be used separately or layered.
The range features two modern-classic looks; Bel Air Beige, which has a Michael Kors beige and coral palette of shimmery peach lips and cheeks and a smoky eye and Rodeo Pink which has shades in raspberry with bold lips and defined eyes.
Lipsticks (pounds 12.50) come in shades such as spiced tea and golden beige, eyeshadows in warm camel, reddish brown and pale yellow (pounds 11) and nail varnish in nude and chocolate (pounds 8).
They are still using beige, but adding a tint, which could be yellow, blue or green, for example.
Finally, consumers are surrounding themselves with colors that suit their own tastes and personalities, rather than choosing nondescript beige for walls and floors."
Today's neutrals reflect many color family undertones: Beige may have yellow, rose or even green undertones and still be labeled beige by carpet manufacturers.
So why have consumers bought so much beige carpet in the past?
Did students effectively mix their own unique shades of beige? Did they expand upon their color mixes by the creation of tints and tones?